“Heaven and earth were not created in a realm of uneasiness or fear, but they were created with joy, happiness and satisfaction. That is why God’s joy can be found at the place where we are connected heart-to-heart with Him, even if it is Satan’s hangout. The history of re-creation begins at the place where God feels joy through us. That moment is when we receive tremendous grace from God. A person who feels joy surging and flowing in his soul, and grace filling every cell of his body, no matter what others may say, or even when facing Satan’s threats, will feel peace in his heart.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon
The One looked down upon the world one day and decided to hide ten diamonds of unsurpassable beauty and brilliance. No one had ever laid eyes on diamonds sparkling with this manner of radiance and light – the likes of which even the wealthiest king would die for. So that night, The One laid them secretly, one by one, until all were buried in places hidden from the world. But as The One hid the last diamond it cracked into numerous pieces. Heaving a gasp, The One gently placed the shattered pieces together and hid them among the celestial mountains. There the remains of the shattered diamond would lie.
As time passed slowly the story of the hidden diamonds seeped out into the world. Kings and vagabonds alike scoured the lands in search of these precious gems. In time, whispers of discoveries began to materialize out of the landscape. Stories of this and that buzzed into thickening swarms. There were killings and robberies – all desired the diamonds. Blood shot eyes darting back and forth, paranoia, and insidious, rabid craving plagued mankind.
The world was darkening. Hunched impish figures now swept through the lands. Hiding in shadows, no one could trust anymore – all desired the diamonds. The nine un-shattered diamonds were circulated through the hands of many, always being wrenched out by even bloodier, greedier hands. Screams were heard, as sounds of fright and distrust pierced through the thickening night. All seemed lost.
But one day a little child was playing in the mountains. That day the child saw something that would change the world forever…
Amidst a straggling crag, the child saw a shimmer of light. On looking closer, there emerged the remains of the last – but shattered – diamond. This diamond surely no one would want. It was in pieces. All the other diamonds were whole, dazzling creations. But this one was shattered. So the child returned every morning at the crack of dawn. Slowly, piece by piece, the child began to re-assemble the shattered diamond.
Years passed and now the child was an old figure, still piecing the shattered diamond together. It had been the task of a lifetime – only three pieces remained and had to be found. The now old man searched day and night uncovering two of the three remaining pieces… only one piece remained…
The old man could hardly walk, as he gasped for air. His throat was collapsing along with the hardiness of life. But he continued to look. As his fragile frame snapped under his weight he fell to the ground. There he lay, calling out to The One, imploring to help him find the last piece…
The snow fell quietly. The old man lay stiff in the expanding bed of snow. He held his frostbitten hand to the heavens, and one shimmering sparkle floated down from a tree, fitting into the final spot, completing the shattered diamond. The diamond shone with unceasing illumination as the light dispelled centuries of darkness. The shattered diamond, once pieced together, shone more fiercely than ten thousand gleaming suns – its angles and cracks reflecting more light than could ever be extinguished.
The man mustered all his effort and with his remaining life, flung the gem into the heavens. “I am returning what has always been yours,” he whispered as his last breath was exhaled. The One heard him and gratefully smiled.
(from the book: A Bald Head And A Strawberry)
You are here to live, not here to die
whatever is thrown at you,
you are here to prosper,
not only to survive
It takes more than some courage
to leave the treadmill
your well-known niche
to discover God’s wish
Which is you, nobody else
the unique and unrepeated,
only-once lived, eternal one,
with divine love
You might have been lost
you may have given up
but now you are here
to change your own path
You are here to live
you are here to love
to bring joy over sorrow,
turn the ash into ground
Whatever is in God
it is hidden in you, too
I have power over my life and faith, I have power to re-create, I have power over goodness!
It is only me who is responsible for my joyful life what is ahead of me and I am responsible to make the world of happiness available for others, too!
I decide to create the world of delight, maturity, fulfillment and live in it!
As a co-creator I’m establishing the world of goodness in every day of my life with my desires, thoughts, words and deeds and as I share my goodness I accept the goodness of others in my life!
Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people. Glory implies prosperity and happiness for everyone, like a light shining out on a new morning where all nature is in harmony and rejoicing together. When the birds on the trees and the animals have been shivering all night, how do they feel when they finally see the dawn breaking? Even though there was heavy snow, as soon as they see the morning light their joy is abundant. All of nature awakes from the darkness and rejoices over that shining light, celebrating the greatness of the morning.
New Morning of Glory
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 22, 1978
I won’t be able to tell you
How much I was in love
With each and every thoughts
Even before you came to this world
I was the proudest parent
Who made your bed
Safe and perfect
I couldn’t help but to prepare everything ahead
I was longing for the day
When you would be born
And I was enjoying the moments
Of waiting with daydreams
I couldn’t count the time
Still I can’t
How long it took
For you to come
And then there was the moment
When you first inhaled
The soft and rich air
Created for your breath
I will never forget
How much you loved to be tickled
Your beautiful eyes
As you came to know the magical Nature
I’m still living partly in those times
It helps me in hard days
When there is only the hope left
To make this world better
I won’t be able to tell you
How deep is the love I feel
Because it is endless
Because you are far away
I wish we were one
Join me for 12 days to spend more time with God, our Heavenly Parent.
Day Twelve – Paths of Love
Once there was a God who could not help but love and He formed a whole new world to share His love. During the process of Creation He completely invested Himself into it. He became in everything, caring, lovingly. He longed for being loved, too. He had the greatest hope and He did not use the word trust up until it was lost. Betrayed, abandoned and torn apart He became. Yet He has not given up. Although, He had every reason to quit and start again, He has not altered the principles upon He created ever since. So many times, way too many times He was sure the hope was just ahead. And all these times He was betrayed again, again and again. The excruciating pain He has endured has not changed His Absolute Love. Whenever He felt powerless and helpless, waiting for His lost children to recognize their own part of responsibility He could always find the light of hope and nurture it up until it shone again throughout the night in the desert, the desert of bitterness.
He has never given up on any of us. Even when we give up, He stands there and waits, hoping we change. He can see the possibility in us even when we are in doubts, He can envision our best in times when we are unable to see beyond our inabilities.
As He had to grow in love we all need to expand our hearts and discover all the realms of children love, siblings love, conjugal love and parental love – discover and conquer. Become a true, genuine, original owner. This way to find Him and create, complete the everlasting relationship we have always meant to.
Twelve days with God.
Twelve ways to love.
One day can be like a thousand years, a thousand years can be like one day.
In love. In Absolute Love.
Anything is possible.
With You, Father!
Thank you, for teaching me!
Feel free to share your own experiences with God, our Heavenly Father and the way towards Him!
Join me for 12 days to spend more time with God, our Heavenly Parent.
This is the eleventh day.
You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
and then the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
What I command you
is to love one another.
This is the day of realization.
Days have melted into one. Frontiers and shadows have diminished. Barriers have become less unpenetrable. My personal limitations have decreased. Now, I only find hard to use the right words to share the heart of joy, the mind of purpose with You, Father, with You, who is here now.
When I started this path, I did have the ideas and concepts how and what to do. How narrow understanding it was trying to fit Your ideas and concepts into my thought boxes… I’m smiling on it now, and I know, You are smiling, too: growth, maturity – fruits of Your effort and heart are harvested, as You have been loving silently but with full of Your strength. The only way how we, humans could survive our mournful history is the care, mindset, attitude, ceaseless willingness You have been pouring, Your Blessings on each and every one of us. This is how I am alive, this is how I am healed, this is how I can find new strength and keep going to do better after the failures I make. You have never focused on the flaws in us, You have never pointed a finger on us, You have never excluded us from Your life. It was us, it was me who couldn’t help himself. By now, it is over, You have raised me up, You have exalted me…
All we think of love is mostly a relative, self-confined presumption we eagerly tend to reason and boost about our reasonings and proofs, achievements. This is not who You are, this is not the way to live with You, this is not the life of righteousness, this is not the good foundation of love.
You are absolute.
Your are not our concept, You are not our idea. You can not be bended to fit into the frames of our convenient notions. Instead of looking for one part of You, we ought to perceive You completely, through the Nature, the original Creation. How thoughtfully, profoundly it was shaped! How completely You have invested Yourself into it – for us! For me, too. And for my children, too.
This it the way with everything then: immersing fully into the creation of our life for others, recreating ourselves this way, gaining new life, experiencing the heart and mind of the abundant, utmost love. This is the only way to live.This is the secret of living forever. It has been hidden in plain sight.
I realize it now.
I will apply it for everything, for every relationship in life. My wife, my children, friends and disciples, people in the world, the creation – through this I can give You something, the very thing You have been giving to me, to us: Absolute Love.
Thank You, Father, Thank You!